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Joint actions on public health in the European Union

Edited by Herman Van Oyen

With this collection of manuscripts on European Joint Actions (JA) on Public Health, Archives of Public Health contributes to public health knowledge, policy and practice. JAs are public health programmes carried out by European member states in collaboration with the European Union. JAs on public health are translational activities investigating optimal ways to bring into practice public health knowledge and experience in different member states. All programmes are supported by a political commitment of the participating states. Archives of Public Health provides a forum to present the objectives of the JA public health programmes and the expected outcomes for European public health.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process. The Guest Editor declares no competing interests.

  1. Public health policies aim to improve and maintain the health of citizens. Relevant data and indicators are needed for a health policy that is based on factual information. After 14 years of work (1998–2012), ...

    Authors: Marieke Verschuuren, Mika Gissler, Katri Kilpeläinen, Antti Tuomi-Nikula, Ari-Pekka Sihvonen, Jürgen Thelen, Rita Gaidelyte, Silvia Ghirini, Nils Kirsch, Remigijus Prochorskas, Emanuele Scafato, Pieter Kramers and Arpo Aromaa
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:12
  2. The main objective of the joint action MODE is the transfer of best-practices in the field of organ donation and transplantation and the creation of positive synergies among participating European (EU) Member ...

    Authors: Paola di Ciaccio, Claudia Ferraro, Pavel Brezovsky, Eduardo Martìn-Escobar and Alessandro Nanni Costa
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:3
  3. Life expectancy has been increasing during the last century within the European Union (EU). To measure progress in population health it is no longer sufficient to focus on the duration of life but quality of l...

    Authors: Jean-Marie Robine, Emmanuelle Cambois, Wilma Nusselder, Bernard Jeune, Herman Van Oyen and Carol Jagger
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:2
  4. Cancer is a major European public health issue and represents the second most important cause of death and morbidity in Europe. Moreover, as a result of constant advances in medicine, medical technology and ot...

    Authors: Marjetka Jelenc, Elke Van Hoof, Tit Albreht, Matic Meglič, Marija Seljak and Sandra Radoš Krnel
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:24
  5. Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias are public health priorities in the European Union due to their prevalence, cost and profound impact on society. Because of these pressing implications, the Euro...

    Authors: Christine Barr, Nathalie Riolacci-Dhoyen, Maggie Galbraith and Armelle Leperre-Desplanques
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:21
  6. Health Examination Surveys (HESs) can provide essential information on the health and health determinants of a population, which is not available from other data sources. Nevertheless, only some European count...

    Authors: Kari Kuulasmaa, Hanna Tolonen, Päivikki Koponen, Katri Kilpeläinen, Mária Avdicová, Grazyna Broda, Neville Calleja, Carlos Dias, Antje Gösswald, Ruzena Kubinova, Jennifer Mindell, Satu Männistö, Luigi Palmieri, Grethe S Tell, Antonia Trichopoulou and WM Monique Verschuren
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:20
  7. Injuries due to accidents or violence constitute a major public health problem globally and also within the 27 member states of the European Union (EU-MSs). In spite of the magnitude and the severity of the pr...

    Authors: W H J Rogmans
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2012 70:19